Earlier this week, Amazon began letting customers know if they were eligible for a share of the $69 million state attorney settlements with Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon and Schuster. Today, Apple started notifying iBooks customers, who bought an iBook from April 1, 2010 to May 21, 2012, of the same payout.
The payout will be dispersed as Kindle/iBooks credit or customers can call a number to request a check for delivery in February.
Notably, if you purchased the Steve Jobs eBook bio from Simon and Schuster on iBooks or Amazon, you should receive this notice.
To be clear, this is separate from the Federal price-fixing case surrounding Apple and some publishers. Barnes and Noble and other eBook distributors are likely doing the same thing. The Amazon version is below:
- Apple calls DOJ settlement with publishers unlawful, says trial is necessary(9to5mac.com)
- Reuters: Apple and publishers offer ‘concessions’ to end EU antitrust investigation on eBook price-fixing(9to5mac.com)
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